Archive for April, 2015

21 Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation

Every spring, an interactive installation takes over a high-traffic area in Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles and sets a collective ritual. The installation offers a fresh look at the idea of cooperation, the notion that we can achieve more together than separately.

The result is a giant instrument made of 21 musical swings; each swing in motion triggers different notes, all the swings together compose a piece, but some sounds only emerge from cooperation.

The project stimulates ownership of the public space, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds, and creating a place for playing and hanging out in the middle of the city centre.

In order to allow for these collective moments to be shared around the world, a traveling version of the project with 10 Musical Swings is now available on tour. Contact us at for more information.



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Anne Lamott Quote

Trappings and charm wear off… Let people see you.

They see your upper arms are beautiful, soft and clean and warm, and then they will see this about their own, some of the time.

It’s called having friends, choosing each other, getting found, being fished out of the rubble.

It blows you away, how this wonderful event ever happened – me in your life, you in mine.

Anne Lamott (b. April 10, 1954) in Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace


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